Survey for Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton

Edited by Ferdâ Asya

This survey is designed to gather information about instructors’ methods and materials for teaching the works of Edith Wharton; the purpose is to develop a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents are invited to provide concrete answers to the questions and encouraged to submit a proposal for a contribution to the volume. Proposals and survey responses are due 8 January 2018, after which the online survey will be closed. All respondents will be acknowledged in the published volume.

Please answer the questions on the form below and click Done when you are finished. If you wish to propose an essay for the volume, please see item 15 at the end of the survey for requirements.

Thank you for helping in the development of this important project.

* 1. Personal Information

* 2. Describe the course or courses in which you have taught Wharton’s works. Please indicate course title and type (e.g., survey of American literature; twentieth-century novels; realism and naturalism; modernism; women’s writing; undergraduate or graduate level; special-topics course; genre course; cross-listed or interdisciplinary course).

* 3. Which editions do you use or recommend? Please state if the recommended editions are single works, collected works, anthologies, or online texts.

* 4. Which particular works of fiction (novels or stories) or nonfiction (essays, travel writing, or war writing) by Wharton do you teach? How do you select them?

* 5. Do you use any supplementary materials, such as biographies, autobiographies, documentaries, film adaptations of novels, visual resources (photographs), Web sites, or manuscripts? Which ones? How do you incorporate them into your teaching? For supplementary materials that are available online, please provide a Web address or appropriate search terms.

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